15 Fresh, Unique and Free WordPress Themes

One of the main reasons WordPress enjoys such an unrivaled and ever-growing popularity is the constant stream of feature-rich and diverse themes that are released every day. Of course, it is the premium themes that are currently getting, as you would expect, the better reviews and deserved attention. Having said that, you should not underestimate the quality of the the free WordPress themes that have been recently released, as this post aims to shows you.

As well as the always popular portfolio, magazine and general blogging styled themes, we have also listed a couple of bare bone themes, near the bottom of the post, which will be very useful for developers.

Suburbia

Portfolio Press
Suburbia is a clean and flexible WordPress grid-based magazine theme designed in a modern and minimalist style. This theme is also suitable for blogs and misc. projects. Suburbia supports all WordPress 3.0 features and gives you an extra flexibility in every single step you make.
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Portfolio Press

Portfolio Press
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Portfolio Press is a new feature rich HTML5 portfolio theme. It uses custom post types for portfolio pages, takes advantage of the new menu navigation, and includes a ton of cool features. Have a look at this short video for an overview:

Portfolium

Portfolium
Portfolium is a clean and flexible WordPress grid-based portfolio theme designed in a modern & minimalist style. It is ideal for designers, artists, photographers, and other creative specialists who require a professional portfolio theme.
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Aqualine

Aqualine
Aqualine is a unique and minimalist WordPress theme, that you can easily make customization to suit your needs. It is packed with an extensive options page – easily customize your theme without touching any code: Pick your own color accent, choose a thumbnail with excerpts layout, or display your full posts, amongst many other built in options.
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News

News
News, from DevPress.com, is an extremely powerful and feature rich theme designed for content-heavy websites.
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Dione

Dione
Dione is a videos showcase theme that utilizes the Custom post type feature available with WP 3.0. There are video guides available showing illustrating how to add videos to the showcase and also how to create a standard blog section.
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whitePress

whitePress
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Vanadiumitic

Vanadiumitic
Vanadiumitic comes with a featured content section, dropdown menu, subscription buttons (Twitter, Facebook and RSS), automatic thumbnail re-sizer, popular posts, featured posts, featured video and a lot more! This magazine type blog theme is great for personal blogs, tech blogs, design blogs and other related blog niches.
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Typominima

Typominima
Typominima, a free typography based, gorgeous, minimal WordPress theme fit for the writer inside you.
If you’re looking for a free theme to help you put the content in spotlight, without worrying about it being suffocated by advertising space and unnecessary design blign, than Typominima is the perfect free WordPress theme.
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Modernist

Modernist
Modernist has been designed with a focus on optimal typography in order to better showcase your content: text, images and video. This fast loading theme supports widgets, is SEO optimized, has clean and documented code and also includes some cool CSS3 enhancements.
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Bronte

Bronte
Bronte is a 2 column minimalistic and elegant theme. Here are some of its features: jQuery slider, Custom menu, tabbed content , Twitter feeds, Featured thumbnails, widgetized sidebar and footer, Theme option page, Banner ads, Adsense, etc.
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Blogum

Blogum
Blogum is a simple, grid based blog WordPress theme, designed in a modern & minimalist style. The theme has a heavy focus on your content and very clean feel. Theme supports all WordPress 3.0 features and gives you extra flexibility.
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Reptile WordPress Theme Framework

Reptile WordPress Theme Framework
Reptile is similar to middleware and sits between your skin (theme) and WordPress. While your theme can interact directly with WordPress, Reptile includes helper functions to make many of these tasks easier. Komodo is the default skin included with Reptile and is built using the 960.gs CSS framework.
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Autobahn

Autobahn
Autobahn is a WordPress theme built entirely in HTML5. It's suitable for anyone looking for an elegant, readable theme and for developers looking to build their own HTML5 theme from a flexible starting point.
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Simplest

Simplest
Simplest is good enough to use as-is, but it’s first and foremost an example of the simplest possible theme that you can make for WordPress version 3.0.1. This makes is a a great candidate for do-it-yourself folks who want to make their own themes, but would like some basic level of support to build upon. Overall, it’sonly 83 lines of PHP and 75 lines of CSS in 4 files.
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